Collagen is a type of protein, fibrous in nature which connects and supports other bodily tissues, such as skin, bone, tendons, muscles and cartilage

It also supports the internal organs and is even present in teeth. There are more than 25 types of collagens that naturally occur in the body.

Collagen has been widely used in cosmetic surgery, as a healing aid for burn patients for reconstruction of bone and a wide variety of dental, orthopedic, and surgical purposes.

Our skin contains multiple layers. Just below the outer layer (epidermis) is the second layer, called the dermis. This layer has blood vessels, nerves and hair follicles, but it’s mostly made up of a protein called collagen.

Collagen is a key support structure in our skin with its network of fibres that provides a framework for the growth of cells and blood vessels. Collagen also is found in cartilage, teeth and bones. Both human and bovine collagen are therefore widely used as dermal fillers for treatment of wrinkles and skin ageing giving the skin a plumper, smoother appearance.